3 reasons why LA Rams bounce back against Seahawks

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Reason 1

Perhaps the greatest cause for a Rams bounce back victory is the urgency compelling each team.  A victory last weekend locked up an NFC Playoff berth for the Seattle Seahawks. Now they have the luxury of knowing that they are in the playoffs and are merely jockeying for their seeding position.

Meanwhile, the LA Rams are still fighting for a playoff berth. Of course, fIght is the key term, as there certainly did not seem to be much fight in the team last weekend. That should not be the case this time, as there simply are no more second chances. The season is rapidly expiring. So if the Rams want to play deep into the playoffs, that doesn’t start in two weeks. It must begin now.

Rams better than expected

The Rams have spent the entire season with unlocked potential. Losses to teams that the Rams should have defeated have reinforced the belief that the Rams are ‘better than that’.  That’s no longer the case. However anyone expected the Rams to play in 2020, the Rams are now in a tight band of finishing no worse than 9-7 and no better than 11-5.  But to have a chance at the top-seed in the NFC, or even to win the NFC West, the Rams must defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle this weekend.

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The Rams have played better than many expected the team to. And the Rams are playing in their bone on bone uniforms, which has been worn on six different occasions, all resulting in a win. There are many reasons not to believe in the Rams for this game if that is your wish. But the Rams have been smoldering all week. No hype. No accolades. Just locked on their practice field being reminded just how lousy it feels to lose an embarrassing game. They won’t repeat that feeling this week.